Due to the ongoing outbreak of Covid-19, Heart Research UK is closely following the latest Government guidelines.

From Tuesday the 18th of March, as per government advice, all members of Heart Research UK staff are now working from home until further notice. If you do need to contact us, please be patient as we are running a scaled-back telephone service.

If you need to reach a specific member of the Heart Research UK team, our email addresses can be found here.

For Marketing enquiries, please contact tom@heartresearch.org.uk

For Press and Media enquiries, please contact Dan@heartresearch.org.uk

For any Website enquiries, please contact joan@heartresearch.org.uk

For enquiries regarding Heart Research UK Midlands, please contact midlands@heartresearch.org.uk or call 01214541799.

For Fundraising and event enquiries, please contact rachel@heartresearch.org.uk

For Corporate enquiries, please contact isabel@heartresearch.org.uk

For Research enquiries, please contact helenw@heartresearch.org.uk

For Health Promotion enquiries, please contact helenf@heartresearch.org.uk

For Finance enquiries, please contact phil@heartresearch.org.uk

For enquiries about the Heart Academy, please contact barbara@heartresearch.org.uk

For general enquiries, please email info@heartresearch.org.uk

We know that this is a worrying time for many people, particularly for those who already have a health condition. You will want to know what it means if you or a loved one has heart disease, and how to keep safe and well. We have put together this video with information from the NHS and the Government to let you know what steps to take.

HRUK COVID-19 FAQs

Heart Research UK is open as usual, but following government advice, our staff are working from home for the foreseeable future.

The health of our staff, volunteers, supporters and beneficiaries is, and always will be, our primary concern.

If you do need to contact us, please be patient as we are running a scaled-back telephone service.

 

If you need to reach a specific member of the Heart Research UK team, our email addresses can be found here.

Heart Research UK doesn’t receive any government grants. All that we do is down to the generosity of you, our supporters.

 

If you would like to support our life-saving research, you can do so by donating online. You can find our donation page here.

The best option is to pay it directly into our bank account by BACS/bank transfer. Our details are:

 

Account name: Heart Research UK

Sort code: 20-48-95

Account Number: 30182923

 

Or you could send a cheque to the Heart Research UK office:

Heart Research UK

Suite 12D

Josephs Well

Hanover Ln

Leeds

LS3 1AB

Or take collected cash to any Barclays Bank and deposit it into our account as above.

 

However you choose to deposit, if you could send an email to info@heartresearch.org.uk to let us know that would be much appreciated.

Following government advice, a number of our upcoming fundraising events have been postponed or cancelled.

 

You can see a list of current postponements and cancellations on the relevant pages below:

 

Heart Research UK Events

 

Heart Research Midlands Events

 

Heart of Scotland Appeal Events

 

We will be updating our supporters with the latest event information as and when we have it.

If an event is re-scheduled and you are unable to attend the new date, please get in touch with the Heart Research UK office to arrange a refund.

For all the latest, keep an eye on our website, Facebook and Twitter.

All the latest information on our anonymous heART project can be found here.

You can visit our News section here, which has lots of content, including recipes, healthy tips, fundraising heroes and much more.

 

You can also download our Pulse magazine here.

Until further notice, Heart Research UK will not be visiting organisations to carry out health checks on employees. If you have a question about our health checks, please email Dr Helen Flaherty, our Head of Health promotion at helenf@heartresearch.org.uk

We are in the process of making a decision regarding our current grants process and we will update our website to confirm what action we will be taking in relation to this as soon as possible.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about out Healthy Heart grants, please email Healthyheartgrants@heartresearch.org.uk

From Tuesday the 18th of March, as per government advice, members of Heart Research UK Midlands staff will be working from home for the foreseeable future, which means our offices are currently closed to visitors. You can still get in touch with us though, either by calling us on 0121 454 1799 or email us at midlands@heartresearch.org.uk

 

If you’ve already posted something to our office address, don’t worry as we are still currently collecting and checking all our mail. We won’t be doing this everyday so please be patient if you don’t hear from us straight away but we’ll let you know it’s been received as soon as we can.

You can check our web page here for details of some of the public organised events in the Midlands that may be postponed or cancelled and how to get in touch with the organisers. If you’ve signed up for an event through Heart Research UK Midlands directly, we’ll be in touch with details of any cancellations or changes to the event.

You can still contact us during normal working hours on 0121 454 1799 or email midlands@heartresearch.org.uk

Please get in touch with us before making any payments and we can advise you on the best method in the current circumstances. You can call us on 0121 454 1799 or email midlands@heartresearch.org.uk

All the latest news and updates from Heart Research UK can be found on our website and on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

If you have a heart condition, please consult the NHS guidelines for the latest advice. See https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/advice-for-people-at-high-risk/ to find out if you are higher risk and what you can do to protect yourself.

Heart Research UK understands that the current Covid-19 situation will impact our medical grants and we will support our grantholders as best we can. We will contact you soon to ask you to provide as much information as possible and keep us informed over the coming weeks about how this is likely to affect your project so that we can assess the likely impact. Please be assured that we are prepared to support requests for no-cost grant extensions to cover any delays caused by the suspension of research caused by the Covid-19 situation. Requests for additional financial assistance to cover costed extensions will be considered on a case-by-case basis as the situation becomes clearer.

Please email Helen Wilson, Head of Research, at helenw@heartresearch.org.uk or call 0113 234 7474 if you have any questions or concerns.

We are continuing to peer-review and shortlist the applications, and plan to contact all applicants in May to let them know whether or not their proposal has been shortlisted.

However, due to the current situation, the Medical Review Panel meeting on Thursday 14th May 2020 has been postponed. We hope to reschedule the meeting for the autumn.

We understand that most research in universities has been halted and therefore we have decided to suspend TRP, Scotland and PhD Studentship grants until 2021. Please keep an eye on the Heart Research UK website for further updates.

Register your interest in applying for one of these grants here and we will contact you when further information becomes available.

Due to Covid-19, Subway and Heart Research UK have put a temporary hold on all Healthy Heart grant applications for 2020. At this time, we do not know how long it will be before our Healthy Heart grants rounds will re-open for applications. We hope to reopen the grants round later in the year, but this may involve adjustments to our entire schedule for the remainder of the year.

We will update our website in due course with the deadlines for the Healthy Heart grants in all regions.

Due to Covid-19, Subway and Heart Research UK have put a temporary hold on all Healthy Heart grant applications for 2020. We hope to reopen the grants round later in the year. As there are likely to be changes to your original application, such as the start and end date, you will be required to resubmit an application at that time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Once we have developed a new schedule for grants in all twelve regions, we will update our website to show the deadlines for applications. The new Healthy Heart grants schedule will begin with the Meridian, Carlton and Anglia regions.

All our Healthy Hearts grant recipients were contacted by email on 31st July 2020. If your project is on hold due to Covid-19, there are three options available to you:

  1. You could adapt your existing project for socially distanced or remote delivery to begin as soon as possible
  2. If your project cannot safely be delivered under current social distancing restrictions, could the outstanding grant money be used differently? We are willing to consider changes to your budget given current circumstances including the purchasing of equipment (e.g. computers, blood pressure monitors, weighing scales, exercise equipment etc.), but you must be able to demonstrate how the new equipment will lead to positive changes in heart health for your community.
  3. You could decide to end your project and any money that was due to you will be put back in the pot for future Healthy Heart grants.

 

Grant recipients are required to notify Heart Research UK of their plans by emailing helenf@heartreseacrh.org.uk and healthyheartgrants@heartresearch.org.uk

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